John Mitchels GAA Club News

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We had a great turn out today with some very special visitors as the boys and girls brought in their teddy bears to watch training.  It certainly added colour to the occasion.

The level of improvement in the solo after motivated practice this week was brilliant.  Keep up the hard work everyone.
New members are very welcome, and we look forward to next Sunday at 11am.
Training continues on Sunday next at 11.00am. Hope you all enjoyed the teddy bear training today weather was not the best but everyone enjoyed cooling down with an ice cream from the shop afterwards.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


While there were threatening clouds, the rain never fell in Ballyseedy on Sunday morning with everybody training thankful for the dry weather.

And the John Mitchel’s u8 and u10 girls were there in force for another excellent training session. With games on the horizon, it is important that there is a good turnout for training to ensure that everybody is prepared for the games.

A few of the older girls went across to take part in some competitive games with the boys u-9s and u-11s, but the remaining girls got dug in, working hard on their marking drills and also their kicking.

The remainder of the game was spent playing a game, with the emphasis on marking, moving the ball quickly and getting players into space to support the ball carrier. Roisin, Ally, Siun and Caoimhe were excellent in this regard, while defensively Amberleigh, Clodagh, and Casey were to the fore, with Sophie getting some excellent scores.

Training continues next Sunday at 10.15 and it is important to get as many players as possible to training over the coming weeks.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.



U 12 girls played so well as a team in their match against Keirns O Rahilly’s. We came out on top in a very exciting game

Training continues Wednesday 6.30m, all welcome.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play before each session.

Under 14/16 girls

Our u 14 girls played Rathmore in fantastic weather for what would be a great display of football throughout the game. The girls fought hard working the ball from kick off well inside their own backline up to the forwards, working 1,2s off the shoulder with many options up front .They took their chances and Lisa taking the frees keeping the score board ticking over in the first half. Rathmore let by 2-4 to John Mitchel’s 0-5 at half time. The attitude and determination from each individual player were immense . On the throw in once again the girls went at it with each players confidence growing on the ball and taking scoring opportunities. The backs were excellent in defence every score Rathmore got was by no mean easy with Mitchel’s taking back possession on numerous occasions, in their back line and moving it out to midfield which showed when a turnover ball deep inside the back line moving it into the forwards where Brid got a stunning goal. With no subs these girls really put it up to Rathmore showing excellent fitness and serious football skills. The game finished in a draw. Rathmore 3-06 John Mitchel’s 1-12

Training continues Wednesday 6.30pm, all welcome.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.



John Mitchel’s U9 Boys had a great session on Sunday last. Great to see big improvements every week.

Training continues for U9 Boys this Wednesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm until then keep on practicing.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


John Mitchel’s U11 Boys helped train our U9 Boys team on Sunday last.

They helped & encouraged their younger teammates throughout the whole session & there’s great credit due to them.

Training for U11 Boys continues next Sunday from 10.15am to 11.30am All Newcomers Welcome.

Please bring your gum shield & water.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play for before each session.


Sunday evening saw both our teams away to Listry\Keel in the Final Round of Phase 1 of Division 1 of the County League. Both teams have been gaining momentum the past few weeks and this continued with 2 more great wins.



Mitchels Green 5-16

Listry\Keel 4-5


Mitchels Gold 3-10

Listry\Keel 0-14

We finish the phase joint top with Laune Rangers and await our opponents for Phase 2.

Training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.45pm

Do not forget to fill out the return to play for before each session.


On Wednesday evening last we played Duagh at home in ballyseedy we knew we were up against it from the word go with the mist and rain slowly moving in it made for really difficult conditions for football our boys gave it their all with a few dubious refereeing decisions not going our way the ref had a poor game in my opinion but we still battled hard to the final whistle with the final score John Mitchel’s 2-12 Duagh 3-11 we still qualify for the semi-finals with fixtures to be arranged training continues Monday and Friday @6-45pm full attendance required 💚💛

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session. New players always welcome.


Our U17’S traveled to Valentia Island Monday night to play Skellig Rangers/Valentia , thankfully we came out on top after a powerful performance against a bigger team, next game Monday night at home to Na Gaeil.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


Senior ladies travelled to legion on Monday evening with another tough game under their belts. We were losing players to injury, but the ladies ploughed on as best they could and gave it 100%. It was anyone’s game in the first half with scores going in on both ends. Legs got tired and with so many injuries legion pulled away with the win. Fantastic effort was put in by both teams. The senior ladies face Clounmacon/Moyvane in the next round of the Donal Curtain cup with a home advantage on Monday the 12th of July @7.30 please show your support.

Anyone interested in joining should come along and give it a go. If you are 16 and over, you are more than welcome to join. Great way to meet new people and keep active also.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


Training continues Tuesday evening in preparation for their next run out on July 18th  away to Stacks. More details to follow.

Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.


We have joined up with St Vincent De Paul to rise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. By donating your second-hand clothes and unwanted items, not only will you be freeing up space in your home, but you will also be making a difference to people in need, in your community. We now have an SVP clothes bank in our car park at our state-of-the-art sports facility in Ballyseedy.


A fantastic new facility has now been added at our grounds in Ballyseedy.
A new walkway/jogging path approx. 1km long has been laid, complete with bollard level lighting.
Come and enjoy a fabulous experience in a safe and healthy environment.
This community facility is open to all and is free for a limited opening period. A reasonable membership fee may apply at a later date.
A hearty, healthy John Mitchel’s welcome awaits you.


Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we are unable to hold any bingo.  We look forward to holding outdoor drive-in bingo in the near future.


Our sports complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings on the All-Weather pitch. For further information contact the club reception on 066 7197070.


Hi folks we are now taking membership for player’s & patrons for 2021all you need do is click on the link below.

Now more than ever we need everyone’s help in this folk as we had 0 fundraising or income in 2020 & yere help is badly needed so please click & help our great club.

Thanks, in advance.…

Grounds Committee

We would like to thank all who helped in our maintenance of the club ground the last few weeks. We meet every Thursday at 7.00pm to cut grass weed and upkeep of our amazing grounds. If anyone could help out, please come along and bring your own lawnmower or strimmer’s if possible.

MERCHANDISE: New John Mitchel’s Training Gear

Please use the link below to see all the new merchandise available to purchase but please be quick as they will sell out fairly rapid!!

Happy shopping and we look forward to seeing you all at the club over the coming months and looking good in your Mitchel’s Green and Gold

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We will have our little coffee shop open every Sunday for teas coffees and little treats. All money raised goes to the upkeep of the club and for equipment for the juveniles. We would like if all parents could support this as with no fundraising we are limited to funds. We introduced ice-creams and ice pops to the shop this week and they were a big hit. Everyone was kept cool after a lovely ice-cream after training Thanks to Hugh Maureen Linda Ava and Sonya for running the shop so smoothly each week. We also welcomed another helper to the shop this week Abigail O Shea, its fantastic having so many volunteers to step in. If you would like to help out in any way, please make contact with Tanya or any coach or mentor on the premises.

Enjoy a tea or a coffee while your child is at training. Looking forward to seeing you all every Sunday from 10.00- 12.00

Block 11 Gym

Anyone wanting to do a bit of exercise while the kids are training on a Sunday morning, or any evening can avail of the on-site gym for as little as €5.00 each time or €40.00 per month. It would be a great way to stay fit, especially in the cold wet weather. There is a huge range of equipment to avail from and help is always on hand. Please contact Oliver for more information.

Boot Club

Boot club is still going strong, and parents and players are finding it great as a backup if boots are forgotten or on the way out as all teams have been training so hard lately. Feel free to take a pair when needed. Thanks to all who have passed on their boots.


The death has occurred of Jackie Rogers
Skehanagh, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Margaret Aherne (née Sheehy)
Oakpark, Tralee, Kerry / Listowel, Kerry

The death has occurred of Annie Hartnett (née O’SULLIVAN)
Tonreigh, Kielduff, Tralee, Kerry / Ballymacelligott, Kerry

The death has occurred of Sean Leen
Gurrane, Listellick, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Jerry Sugrue
Dromavalla, Farmer’s Bridge, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Mary Quirke (née Horgan)
Blennerville and formerly of Lyrecrompane, Tralee, Kerry / Lyreacrompane, Kerry

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